Proper nutrition and supplements are important to growing taller. Nutrition is the main reason why the Dutch are so tall and why the Japanese have grown 3 inches (8 cm) in average height in the last 50 years.
The heights of these people and the height increases tell us a lot about the health and nutritional standards of these people. The critical stages in growth are the first year of life and during puberty. If you are well nourished and eat and drink the right things, you will be setting yourself up to grow taller and maximize your natural height.
The Japanese use to have a diet consisting mostly of rice and corn and other high carbohydrate foods. The problem with that is, protein is essential for growth and they had very little of that. Since they are gradually eating a more Western type of diet, they have been growing taller since World War II.
But the Dutch and Nordic countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark have passed us because they have a less fattening diet. They are growing at a faster rate.
Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, and Zinc
The most important supplement you need is calcium. This is the most important thing you will need for bone growth. You will also need magnesium, chromium, and zinc. These all play major parts in aiding bone growth.
Try to avoid calcium inhibitors such as ---
Refined sugars, and
If you want to grow taller minimize the intake of them.
You will also need to drink a lot of water to keep your blood thinned out and able to transport all the vitamins and nutrients your muscles and bones will need to repair and grow bigger and longer.